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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Get a competitive edge with a graduate degree from the Business School for Sport Business. 

The MBA/MS dual degree program is a high energy, high intensity program that will give you command over your career, readying you to become a business leader in the sport management industry. 

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Overview

Choosing the right program can make a significant difference in your career in the sport industry. Key attributes:

  • Our affiliation with a top ranked business school – Isenberg School of Management
  • Our faculty's wide range of interests and industry experiences
  • Our emphasis on active, experiential learning
  • Our close, diverse, and symbolic ties to the spectator sport industry and an online network of 3,000+ alumni
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Student Experience

In most of our classes, the theory that applies to each discipline is supplemented by real-world projects providing students the ability to work in teams to solve "real world" challenges. Students will gain expertise in sport-related and business disciplines ranging from marketing, law and finance … to applied sport market research and business data analytics. One of the linchpins of our experiential-learning based curriculum is our annual “Octagon Bowl,” the culminating experience in Dr. Katz’s Sport Marketing class.

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Our Network

Our commitment to diversity is also found in the array of career interests we help foster. The field of sport management is thriving and there is a driving demand for sport business-related professionals. We bring top executives into the classroom and allow for students to consult with leading sport organizations. Having students exposed to careers in a wide range of industry segments not only adds to the class dynamic but also begins to build students' long-term networks.  

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Grad Mentors

Grad Mentors

Each year, over 30 alums – spanning the country as well as industry segments – volunteer their time, expertise and insights to help prepare the next class of alums for their careers in the sport industry. From monthly Skypes and shadowing days, to resume advice and job recommendations, each year the program results in the creation of lasting relationships that have become the hallmark of our alumni network.

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"I chose the UMass MBA/MS program for its commitment to providing real-world application and experiences in tandem with rigorous academic studies. The active McCormack faculty and alumni, with expertise spanning every industry sector, are instrumental to providing these opportunities and industry insights, through personal mentorship and experiential learning. Even after graduating, the McCormack community continues to be a source of support, insight, and learning."
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Practicum Consulting Projects

Practicum Consulting Projects
Experiential Learning

Practicum projects are high-level, strategic consulting assignments that challenge students to think critically about a business area of importance and deliver managerial recommendations that address client objectives.

Students presented their mid-term deliverable and attend panel sessions at the USOPC’s 2020 Team USA Symposium in Colorado Springs.

 

Practicum PresentationView the 2020 Presentation here.
Benefits

Student Benefits:

Invaluable Exposure to Client-facing Work
Strategic Thinking
Professional Development Skills
Exposure to Real-World Issues

Employer Benefits:

Full-time Resources
Outside the Box Thinking
Minimal Cost
Develop Future Company Assets

Past Clients

Leaders in Sports & Entertainment from a range of valuable industry segments:

Under Armour
VISA
The Madison Square Garden Company 
Counter Logic Gaming
United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee
New York Red Bulls
Oak View Group
'47 Brand

​and many more...

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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

The quality of our department is reflected in our exceptional record of placement, the success of our graduates, and the ongoing support of our network 3000+ alumni who currently work in the sport industry. Our entire faculty is dedicated to helping our students prepare for the job search, locate jobs and shape their careers.

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Ready to apply?

Dual applicants must apply and be accepted by both the MBA and MS programs but only need to complete one application with the Graduate Admissions Office

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the year, meaning they will be reviewed when they are received and substantially completed (must include test scores).  Candidates selected to move forward with the application process will be invited to to campus for the first round interviews held in late January/early February. 

Learn more about admissions.